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The Obama Morning News || November 15, 2012

by Keith Koffler on November 15, 2012, 7:09 am

Obama and GOP clash on Benghazi, Rice . . . Washington Times
FBI handling of Petraeus affair scrutinized
. . . Washington Post
Petraeus to testify; GOP wants “select committee” . . . Fox News
Romney blames loss on “gifts” to voting blocs . . . New York Times
Louisana Gov. Jindal – Romney is wrong . . . Politico
Liberals to Obama: Don’t buckle . . . Politico

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Quintis Arrius November 15, 2012 at 8:34 am

Tale of two nations:
Gun Camera footage of the Hamas leader departing this world given to the world: Israel
Drone camera footage of the Lybian Ambassador departing this world kept from this world: Chicago Thugs currently running the US gov’t.

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Quintis Arrius November 15, 2012 at 8:39 am

Democrats are nervous…22 Dem senators up for re-election in 2014. Just saw my first KAY (voted for TARP and Obamacare) Hagan ad last night. Her message? She is all IN on energy.
Kay Hagan is Harry Reid’s rubber stamp.
Her campaign response to questions she couldn’t answer was, and I am not making this up, was “I’ll let you know when I get there (DC).”

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cincycinco November 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Don’t worry for the Dem Senators. The rigged vote allowed Republicans to stay in the House on purpose. This is because they are very convenient to blame when Obama’s policies fail. The media report it like dutiful sip-sips (Tagolog phrase for FCC compliance), and voila! Republicans are stifling the genius of Obama, therefore Democrats must be elected.

Sigh.

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Blondie November 15, 2012 at 8:47 am

Wow did you see unemployment claims today? They had been miraculously going down for weeks before election and now suddenly they make a huge leap up! Experts expected 375,000 and it was 439,000. That’s quite a difference.Is it possible the numbers were manipulated? Nothing surprises me anymore.

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Girly1 November 15, 2012 at 9:38 am

Blame Bush – out. Blame Sandy – in. The administration is blaming Sandy for the disastrous numbers. The implication is 75,000 employees were fired when disaster struck. I don’t think so.

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Girly1 November 15, 2012 at 10:15 am
Danceswithtruth November 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I take a look at http://www.dailyjobcuts.com so the unemployment numbers are not a surprise at all.

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srdem65 November 15, 2012 at 9:43 am

This is the NewYorkTimes piece on the timeline before the attack in Bengazi and immediately afterwards:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/09/12/us/politics/libya-statements.html

According to this report, the State Department, by way of the embassy in Egypt, issued a reason for an attack that hadn’t happened. This same message was disavowed by the WhiteHouse, and later posts to a twitter account were deleted, but then, without any solid intel or information, MrsClinton stepped forward with the anti-Muslim video excuse. All this happened within 12 hours of the Bengazi attack.
MsRice, who was chosen to be the spokesperson of the WhiteHouse for unknown reasons, went public with the bogus story of the anti-Muslim video.

Now, according to our President, we don’t know all the facts yet and the “investigation” is still ongoing three months after the incident. His spirited defense of MsRice’s misleading and untrue account of why four Americans died in Bengazi by claiming she had “nothing to do” with the incident only raises the question of “who did?” .

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Julie Brueckheimer November 15, 2012 at 10:46 am

The main question for me is who ultimately gave the orders for those closest to the situation to stand down and for those special teams we had further off not to go in. That is the crux for me, not the explanation of why the attack happened and who was to blame for the attack. That is important too, of course. But the first is villainy of someone on the US side. That is the travesty.

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srdem65 November 15, 2012 at 11:24 am

I understand your concern and would add “why” and “when” did they give the order to stand down. Was it before the Ambassador was found dead or after the terrorist crowd left the scene? At some point, the attack stopped for reasons unknown. The terrorists outnumbered the Americans by 100x and had superior weaponry, but inexplicitly just walked away from a complete annihilation of the CIA annex.

There are layers upon layers of information that have yet to be discovered. We’ll probably never know what exactly happened and who is responsible.

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Star November 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

All I can think about is that film clip I saw of the Ambassador’s body, bloody dress shirt half off, being horsed through the streets by his murderers–and then ensued all this utter bushwah and skeevy excuse-making and stalling. Disgusting! We deserved more and certainly these families did. As for Obama’s starchy little reply that HE talks to families privately, that isn’t what is going around–that he has satisfied them and comforted them. Quite the opposite. Someone should make him watch that video of the Ambassador–the video that counts!

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Susan November 15, 2012 at 10:43 am

In other news, Rep Louie Gohmert of Texas nominated Newt Gingrich as speaker of the House in leadership elections yesterday. This was a very bold move, and opens the door for the future. While it is tradition, the speaker of the House does not have to be a member of Congress. Bravo to Rep Gohmert for recognizing this is a time for change, not a time for business as usual. Unfortunately, his nomination was not seconded, so we are stuck with the same cowardly House leadership we’ve had for the past two years.

In keeping with RINO traditions, Rep Gohmert will be severely punished by leadership for his audacity, while Crybaby Boehner continues groveling and bowing before his Democrat masters.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/14/republican-congressman-explains-why-he-nominated-newt-gingrich-for-speaker

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srdem65 November 15, 2012 at 11:26 am

Hmm, ol’ Newt back on the podium, directing as only he knows how.
very interesting.

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